Can I transplant an established asparagus plant?

Asparagus    WI

I have a small patch of asparagus in the yard that I planted 2 years ago. I would really like to move it to another spot to make space for a raised bed but I don’t want to risk my asparagus harvest next year. Has anybody ever moved an established asparagus bed before? If I try it will I damage the plant?

Posted by: Maddy Kendall (1 point) Maddy Kendall
Posted: February 25, 2013


Yes it is possible to move your asparagus to a different location in your garden and it should be moved while it is still dormant to prevent shocking the roots, so in very early spring if you want to do it before summer or hold off until later in the year.

Digging up an established asparagus crown can be quite laborious but try to dig out as much of the root system as you possibly can and replant by planting in a trench that is wide enough to accommodate the root ball and covering with 4-5 inches of soil. Water the plant in its new location thoroughly.

Posted by: Lindsay McMenemy (2 points) Lindsay McMenemy
Posted: February 27, 2013

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